Happy Birthday! Canada is 150 this year. To celebrate, the Trinity Bellwoods BIA has mounted birthday pictures in its neighbourhood store front windows along Dundas Street West, between Grace and Bathurst Streets. These images feature the owners and staff of local businesses celebrating first and last birthdays, and everything in between. Alongside the personal pictures are images of past Dominion Day celebrations, Canada Day, and Expo 67 from Library and Archives Canada.
Stroll along Dundas West between Grace Street and Bathurst Street to view the images displayed in store fronts.
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 16 years ago, and now a charitable organization, the festival is devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
To celebrate the holidays, over 40 businesses in Trinity Bellwoods BIA have decorated their own wreaths! These wreaths were decorated by Dundas Euclid Animal Hospital, Comrags, and Odile Chocolat.
The Trinity Bellwoods BIA has installed 30 painted bike rings along Dundas Street West. The BIA received a $5000 street art grant from the City of Toronto's department of Economic Development & Culture to make this project a reality. Thirty old style, single rings were replaced with powercoated rings in the BIA colours. In addition, the City of Toronto has installed 30 new rings in the neighbourhood, almost doubling our capacity for cyclists to park in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood.
A space that merges fashion & art with coffee culture.
OFFSITE is a curated concept store; coffee bar, fashion boutique and gallery, that specializes in promoting Canadian fashion designers and artists through retail, public presentations and events.
A place to work, socialize, shop and be inspired by art & design, OFFSITE is a new wave of concept stores that focus on curated experience.
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#Hashtag Gallery will be hosting the Colours of the Spectrum show from October 3rd, 2016 – October 14th, 2016. The pieces on display were made from the students at Giant Steps, a school and therapy center that builds the skills and abilities of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Giant Steps builds their abilities through academics, specialized therapies, life skills and inclusion. October is Autism Awareness month and to celebrate they are highlighting the work of students from this amazing school.
Opening night is on October 3rd from 6:30pm - 9pm.
For more event details, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/946224782167282/
Do Design is a unique, street wide event held during design week in Toronto. The work of contemporary designers (furniture, objects, architectural and graphic design are all considered) is to be showcased in a diverse variety of storefronts and windows of participating business venues in the Trinity Bellwoods Business Improvement Area (Dundas St West between Bathurst and Grace streets).
Seven years strong, Do Design highlights contemporary design culture in a vibrant neighbourhood and is a feature exhibit of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. We invite your participation in an exciting program described as one of design week's "not to miss" events.
Visit www.dodesign.squarespace.com or the BIA website for more details about the event.
Event Dates: Thursday 19th January to Sunday 22nd January, 2017
Save the Date: Wednesday 14th December for Do Design(er) drinks and meet-up
Information you should know:
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is looking for individuals, collective + organizations to submit exhibitions, events + talks for next year's festival! You don't want to miss the opportunity to be part of this cultural celebration of design. Exhibitor registration closes October 3.
P.S. We registered, and so should you! #TODO2017
Join us on Saturday August 27th for DO: LEARN - a family-friendly block party at the Dundas-Manning Community Garden, with workshops led by some of our businesses (Wow Wow Nails, #Hashtag Gallery, & Odile Chocolat) and community members, including a visit from Toronto Fire Services.
Come and celebrate the back-to-school season & meet new people with business and community-led workshops!
- Life drawing from #Hashtag Gallery
- Nail stamp art from Wow Wow Nails
- Chocolate tasting from Odile Chocolat
- Urban Beekeeping with the Toronto Urban Beekeeping Association
- Ink making with the Mobile Ink Factory from the Toronto Ink Company
- A fire truck visit from Toronto Fire Services
- Bunting flag decorating and seed planting
- Free coffee all day from the new Offsite at 867 Dundas St West
Workshops are first come, first serve. Workshop times will be posted soon!
Contact Cecelia Pye, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit our Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/777938142348259/
Following a fantastic turn out at the first Trinity Bellwoods B.I.A. Do: FILM NIGHT, we are hosting a second movie in the park.
The screening will be on Tuesday, July 26th at DUSK in the Trinity Bellwoods Park dogbowl. The movies will be The Sweater followed by The Triplets of Belleville.
Grab the kids, grab a blanket, and grab a bite at one of our local businesses!
Photo courtesy of Erin Levitsky. Instagram: @reinshow
Trinity Bellwoods BIA is hosting their first-ever free outdoor movie night! The screening takes place in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the dog bowl. Join us on Wednesday, June 22nd at DUSK to watch a series of animated short films from the National Film Board. These animated shorts are from the “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series, which include Every Child, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin, Blackfly, The Cat Came Back, Sand Castle, The Owl Whom Married A Goose, Evolution, Christmas Cracker and Monsieur Pointu.
Grab the kids, grab a blanket, and grab a bite at one of our local businesses. The following locations are offering take-away movie snacks for the event:
Scoop Shop by Sweet Sammies
$9 pints of ice cream. Ice cream flavours rotate regularly, including bestselling flavours like Salted Caramel Brownie Cheesecake, Malted Milk Chocolate, Ontario Strawberry, Cajeta, and Cashew Coffee Cacao Nib as well as vegan options.
808 Dundas St W, Open until 9pm
$4 trio of chocolate truffles. Choose three dark chocolate truffles with a combination of ingredients like wines, herbs, spices and flowers.
829 Dundas St W, Open until 7:30pm
The Pie Commission
$6.50 plus tax for a Pie-on-the-go. These Bloody Good Pies are offered in both savoury and sweet flavours, with fresh beef, chicken and vegetables as well as dessert pies.
887 Dundas St W, Open until 8pm
*Please note the rain date for this event is Tuesday, June 29th at DUSK.